PhD defence: Myriam Noémy Marending

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Myriam Noémy Marending has submitted her thesis entitled: Essays on development challenges of low income countries Evidence from conflict, pest and credit

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 13:30 to 15:30

This thesis discusses three distinct economic development challenges in low and middle income countries, that stand independently. Chapter 1 looks at conflict dynamics of non-state armed groups in the context of peace agreement negotiations in Africa. Chapter 2 quantifies the welfare effect of an environmental shock, namely desert locusts, for rural households in Ethiopia. Chapter 3 analyses the role of bank credit on the size and dynamics of the informal economy in India.

Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Mauricio Prado
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Secondary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Battista Severgnini
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School
Assessment Committee:
Associate Professor Fane Groes (Chair)
Department of Economics
Copenhagen Business School

Associate  Professor Konrad B. Burchardi
Stockholm University

Professor Dominic Rohner
Department of Economics
University of Lausanne

The thesis will be available from

The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in ECON kitchen area (3rd floor).

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 1 March 2022
Time 13:30 - 15:30
Location Copenhagen Business School
Porcelænshaven 16A
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: PH16A 2.80 (2nd floor)

It will also be possible to attend the defence via Microsoft Teams by clicking here

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!


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